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REACH Initiative Recent Vacancies [4 Positions]

REACH was born in 2010 as a joint initiative of two INGOs (IMPACT Initiatives and ACTED) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Field (UNITAR) Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT). REACH’s purpose is to promote and facilitate the development of information products that enhance the humanitarian community’s decision making and planning capacity for emergency, reconstruction and development contexts, supporting and working within the framework of the humanitarian reform process.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: REACH Database Specialist
Location: Maiduguri, with up to 50% travel
Position to start: 4th quarter 2018
Contract Duration: 6 months

Context / Country
The crisis in North-East Nigeria is now in its 9th year, with 1.88 million people displaced across the three states of Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa. Borno state hosts the largest proportion of these (1.4 million people). Major operations by NAF and counter offensives by AOGs have increased through the 2nd quarter of 2018, leading to the displacement of 59,567 individuals between DTM rounds 22 and 23 (April – June 2018). In Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States, Kukawa, Monguno, Mafa, Dikwa, Bama, Gwoza, Damboa, Gujba, Tarmwa, Maiha, Nusman, Song, Yola South and Fufore LGAs have all seen significant increases in the number of IDPs in accessible areas who are primarily originating from Hard to Reach (H2R) areas. While there is a considerable amount of information related to the needs and conditions of IDPs (as well as returnees and non-displaced populations, thanks in part to the ongoing efforts of REACH) in these accessible areas, despite the availability of information sources – the recently displaced populations themselves – there is an evident lack of information on populations remaining in H2R areas.

UNOCHA estimates that 820,000 individuals remain isolated in areas inaccessible to the humanitarian response and with limited access to basic services such as health care and education. Specific conditions and needs of the population in hard to reach settlements remain unknown, and population figures, well as demographic composition and status (non-displaced, IDP, returnee), are formulated with little actual knowledge of the situation.

In recognition of the urgent need for data in further areas of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, REACH intends to expand data collection in secure locations of Maiduguri, Monguno, Kukawa, Pulka, Mafa, Bama, Dikwa, Ngala, Damasak, Rann, Banki, Gwoza, Mubi and Gujuba in 2018. Through an H2R assessment approach, REACH will provide regular, reliable indicative tracking of humanitarian needs over time, to support in prioritization and identification of “hot-spot” areas witnessing a deterioration of humanitarian needs. To ensure this data is directly informing humanitarian response planning, data will be shared through formal coordination structures, such as OCHA, the OISWG, and relevant clusters, with feedback from partners used for both triangulations of gathered data as well as to inform research design and geographical targeting.

Chain of Command

Under the authority of:

  • In country: ACTED Country Director
  • In country: REACH Regional Representative
  • In country: REACH (Senior) GIS Officers

Responsible for:

  • Their own activities
  • National staff (data management activities)
  • Working Relations

Working Relations
Internal Relations:

  • REACH Regional Representative
  • REACH (Senior) GIS/Assessment Officers
  • REACH Field Manager
  • REACH (Senior) Field Officers
  • REACH Field Assistants

Summary
The REACH Database Specialist shall be responsible for:

  • Data management
  • Tool design and creation
  • Data trainings
  • Data analysis
  • Any other tasks need to ensure the success of the REACH mission in Nigeria.

Data Management:

  • The REACH Database Specialist will manage all data collected by the REACH field team. They will coordinate with field teams to ensure quantitative datasets are properly cleaned, are in the same file formats, and are stored together onto the Dropbox server. They will similarly coordinate to ensure all qualitative data collected is properly transcribed and stored onto the Dropbox server from all field bases.

Tool design and creation:

  • The REACH Database Specialist will manage the Open Data Kit (ODK) tool design and management using XLSForm, ensuring that the forms are error free and updated each month according to the feedback from Assessment/GIS Officers, Field Manager, and field teams. They will deploy tools to Kobo and liaise with field teams to ensure they are downloaded onto phones prior to each month’s data collection cycle onset. They will support Assessment/GIS Officers and field teams with ad-hoc tool requests and error fixing.

Data trainings:

  • The REACH Database Specialist will periodically hold trainings for REACH field staff, ensuring that they have the skills needed to clean and manage data collected in their field bases. These will occur at minimum on a quarterly basis when field teams convene for a workshop. When the REACH Database Specialist feels that the data coming from certain field bases is below par, they can deploy to those bases to provide oversight and training on the data cleaning and management in coordination with the Assessment/GIS Officers and Field Manager. They will also be expected to deploy for this purpose if requested by the Assessment/GIS Officers and/or Field Manager.

Data Analysis:

  • The REACH Database Specialist will be responsible for providing support upon request to the quantitative data analysis activities of the Assessment/GIS Officers. They will also oversee and validate any quantitative analysis conducted by Senior Field Officers or Field Managers prior to its delivery to Assessment/GIS Officers.

Other Tasks

  • The REACH Database Specialist will participate in other, undefined tasks that are necessary to support the REACH mission in Nigeria.
  • Accountability to Communities and Beneficiaries
  • The staff member is responsible for ensuring that all relations with the communities we work are conducted in a respectful and consultative manner.
  • Due attention must be paid to ensuring that communities are adequately consulted and informed about ACTED programme objectives, activities, beneficiary selection criteria, and methodologies.
  • They will also be responsible with printing and delivering REACH products directly to those providing REACH with the data. This is the responsibility of every ACTED staff member.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 4 years of progressively more responsible experience in humanitarian data management and/or analysis
  • Willingness and ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced field environment for extended periods of the time required
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline (social science, development, economics, statistics) required
  • Strong skills with the Microsoft Office Suite, with skills in Excel required
  • Excellent experience using ODK for quantitative data collection
  • Excellent experience creating ODK questionnaires using XLSForm
  • Excellent experience cleaning and managing data
  • Considerable experience guiding and training staff on data collection, or ability to learn rapidly
  • Considerable experience in data analysis, or ability to learn rapidly
  • Experience with data management and/or analysis in Stata, R, or SPSS highly desired
  • Positive attitude and a willingness to learn
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility
  • Prior experience working in IDP settlements an asset.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English and Hausa required
  • Ability to work independently

 

Job Title: REACH Senior Field Manager  
Locations: Monguno or Gwoza, with up to 75% travel
Position to start: 4th quarter 2018
Contract duration: 6 months

Context / Country
The crisis in North-East Nigeria is now in its 9th year, with 1.88 million people displaced across the three states of Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa. Borno state hosts the largest proportion of these (1.4 million people). Major operations by NAF and counter offensives by AOGs have increased through the 2nd quarter of 2018, leading to the displacement of 59,567 individuals between DTM rounds 22 and 23 (April – June 2018). In Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States, Kukawa, Monguno, Mafa, Dikwa, Bama, Gwoza, Damboa, Gujba, Tarmwa, Maiha, Nusman, Song, Yola South and Fufore LGAs have all seen significant increases in the number of IDPs in accessible areas who are primarily originating from Hard to Reach (H2R) areas. While there is a considerable amount of information related to the needs and conditions of IDPs (as well as returnees and non-displaced populations, thanks in part to the ongoing efforts of REACH) in these accessible areas, despite the availability of information sources – the recently displaced populations themselves – there is an evident lack of information on populations remaining in H2R areas.

UNOCHA estimates that 820,000 individuals remain isolated in areas inaccessible to the humanitarian response and with limited access to basic services such as health care and education. Specific conditions and needs of the population in hard to reach settlements remain unknown, and population figures, well as demographic composition and status (non-displaced, IDP, returnee), are formulated with little actual knowledge of the situation.

In recognition of the urgent need for data in further areas of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, REACH intends to expand data collection in secure locations of Maiduguri, Monguno, Kukawa, Pulka, Mafa, Bama, Dikwa, Ngala, Damasak, Rann, Banki, Gwoza, Mubi and Gujuba in 2018. Through an H2R assessment approach, REACH will provide regular, reliable indicative tracking of humanitarian needs over time, to support in prioritization and identification of “hot-spot” areas witnessing a deterioration of humanitarian needs. To ensure this data is directly informing humanitarian response planning, data will be shared through formal coordination structures, such as OCHA, the OISWG, and relevant clusters, with feedback from partners used for both triangulations of gathered data as well as to inform research design and geographical targeting.

Chain of Command

Under the authority of:

  • In country: ACTED Country Director
  • In country: REACH Regional Representative
  • In country: REACH Assessment Officer
  • In country: REACH Field Manager

Responsible for:

  • Their own activities
  • National staff
  • Enumerators

Working Relations
Internal Relations:

  • REACH Regional Representative
  • REACH (Senior) GIS/Assessment Officers
  • REACH (Senior) Field Officers
  • REACH Field Assistants
  • REACH Database Specialist

External Relations:

  • Local authorities
  • Humanitarian partners
  • Functions

Summary
The REACH Senior Field Officer shall be responsible for:

  • Leading of field teams
  • Data management
  • Research and analysis
  • Logistics management
  • External relations support
  • Any other tasks need to ensure the success of the REACH mission in Nigeria

Leading of field teams

  • The REACH Senior Field Officer will lead field teams comprised of Field Officers, Field Assistants, and teams of enumerators up to 10 individuals. They will directly manage Field Officers, Field Assistants and their enumeration teams and be responsible for managing data collection activities and guiding the teams through REACH standard weekly meetings and workplans. They will support the REACH Assessment/ GIS Officers/Field Manager as needed, and are the key focal point for reporting and communicating field team progress.

Data Management:

  • The REACH Senior Field Officer will manage quantitative and qualitative data collected by the REACH field team. They will support and manage data cleaning, ensure datasets are properly stored onto the Dropbox server, and enter textual data into spreadsheets or databases for easier tracking and analysis as necessary. They will ensure qualitative data collected is properly transcribed and stored onto the Dropbox server.

Research and Analysis:

  • The REACH Senior Field Officer will be responsible for conducting analyses on the quantitative and qualitative data collected by their field teams and help provide a synthesized understanding of needs and conditions in their H2R areas of focus. They will conduct other analysis tasks as required by the REACH Assessment/GIS Officer/Field Manager.

Logistics Management:

  • The REACH Senior Field Officer will be responsible for logistics for their field teams during data collection activities by coordinating vehicle transport, accommodation, and the team’s schedule. They will provide workplans and schedules as necessary to the REACH Assessment/GIS Officer/Field Manager, and are responsible for coordinating all of their activities with these same people. They will also provide support in organizing movement of REACH teams to and from field locations and identifying accommodations and office space.

External Relations Support:

  • The REACH Senior Field Officer will be the primary face of REACH in the field, representing REACH with partners and liaising with appropriate government authorities to ensure REACH can conduct activities as needed. They are responsible for properly representing REACH in all interactions and managing the external interactions of Field Officers and Field Assistants. They are responsible for developing and maintaining contacts in their field locations who can both assist REACH data collection efforts and benefit from receiving REACH products.

Other Tasks

  • The REACH Senior Field Officer will participate in other, undefined tasks that are necessary to support the REACH mission in Nigeria.
  • Accountability to Communities and Beneficiaries
  • The staff member is responsible for ensuring that all relations with the communities we work are conducted in a respectful and consultative manner. Due attention must be paid to ensuring that communities are adequately consulted and informed about ACTED programme objectives, activities, beneficiary selection criteria, and methodologies.
  • They will also be responsible with printing and delivering REACH products directly to those providing REACH with the data. This is the responsibility of every ACTED staff member.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of progressively more responsible experience in humanitarian or development organizations, preferably in a field-based position
  • Willingness and ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced field environment for extended periods of the time required
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline (social science, development) required
  • Strong skills with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Excellent experience using ODK for quantitative data collection
  • Some experience creating ODK questionnaires, or ability to learn rapidly
  • Considerable experience hiring and managing casual laborers
  • Considerable experience guiding and managing field teams
  • Considerable experience conducting and transcribing focus group discussions
  • Positive attitude and a willingness to learn
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility
  • Prior experience working in IDP settlements an asset
  • Written and spoken fluency in English and Hausa required
  • Ability to work independently

Job Title: REACH Field Manager
Location: Maiduguri, with up to 75% travel
Position to start: 4th quarter 2018
Contract duration: 6 months

Context / Country
The crisis in North-East Nigeria is now in its 9th year, with 1.88 million people displaced across the three states of Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa. Borno state hosts the largest proportion of these (1.4 million people). Major operations by NAF and counter offensives by AOGs have increased through the 2nd quarter of 2018, leading to the displacement of 59,567 individuals between DTM rounds 22 and 23 (April – June 2018). In Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States, Kukawa, Monguno, Mafa, Dikwa, Bama, Gwoza, Damboa, Gujba, Tarmwa, Maiha, Nusman, Song, Yola South and Fufore LGAs have all seen significant increases in the number of IDPs in accessible areas who are primarily originating from Hard to Reach (H2R) areas. While there is a considerable amount of information related to the needs and conditions of IDPs (as well as returnees and non-displaced populations, thanks in part to the ongoing efforts of REACH) in these accessible areas, despite the availability of information sources – the recently displaced populations themselves – there is an evident lack of information on populations remaining in H2R areas.

UNOCHA estimates that 820,000 individuals remain isolated in areas inaccessible to the humanitarian response and with limited access to basic services such as health care and education. Specific conditions and needs of the population in hard to reach settlements remain unknown, and population figures, well as demographic composition and status (non-displaced, IDP, returnee), are formulated with little actual knowledge of the situation.

In recognition of the urgent need for data in further areas of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, REACH intends to expand data collection in secure locations of Maiduguri, Monguno, Kukawa, Pulka, Mafa, Bama, Dikwa, Ngala, Damasak, Rann, Banki, Gwoza, Mubi and Gujuba in 2018. Through an H2R assessment approach, REACH will provide regular, reliable indicative tracking of humanitarian needs over time, to support in prioritization and identification of “hot-spot” areas witnessing a deterioration of humanitarian needs. To ensure this data is directly informing humanitarian response planning, data will be shared through formal coordination structures, such as OCHA, the OISWG, and relevant clusters, with feedback from partners used for both triangulations of gathered data as well as to inform research design and geographical targeting.

Chain of Command

Under the authority of:

  • In country: ACTED Country Director
  • In country: REACH Regional Representative
  • In country: REACH Assessment Officer

Responsible for:

  • Their own activities
  • National staff
  • Enumerators

Working Relations
Internal Relations:

  • REACH Regional Representative
  • REACH (Senior) GIS/Assessment Officers
  • REACH (Senior) Field Officers
  • REACH Field Assistants
  • REACH Database Specialist

External Relations:

  • Local authorities
  • Humanitarian partners
  • Functions

Summary
The REACH Field Manager shall be responsible for:

  • Management of field teams and bases
  • Research and analysis
  • Logistics management
  • External relations support
  • Any other tasks need to ensure the success of the REACH mission in Nigeria

Management of field teams

  • The REACH Field Manager will lead field teams comprised of Senior Field Officers, Field Officers, and Field Assistants, based across Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa States. They will directly manage Senior Field Officers and Field Officers, working with the Assessment Officer to manage research activities. They will support the REACH Assessment/ GIS Officers as needed, and are the key focal point in Maiduguri for field teams.

Research and Analysis:

  • The REACH Field Manager, working alongside the Assessment Officer, will be responsible for conducting analyses on the quantitative and qualitative data produced by the various field bases and help provide a synthesized understanding of needs and conditions across all H2R areas. They will conduct other analysis tasks as required by the REACH Assessment/GIS Officer/Field Manager.

Logistics Management:

  • The REACH Field Manager will be responsible for managing logistics for field teams by managing transport to and from field bases and ensuring all logistical needs of all field teams are met (e.g. delivery of goods, accommodation, office space, etc.). They will manage and coordinate the workplans and schedules of field bases to ensure smooth and uninterrupted data collection and research.
  • They will also provide support to Assessment/GIS Officers and field teams on other logistical issues that arise.

External relations management:

  • The REACH Field Manager will manage REACH field teams in their external relations with local governments, partners, and other parties.
  • They will develop and maintain guidelines and templates to support field teams and will deploy as needed when issues arise.

Other Tasks

  • The REACH Field Manager will participate in other, undefined tasks that are necessary to support the REACH mission in Nigeria.
  • Accountability to Communities and Beneficiaries
  • The staff member is responsible for ensuring that all relations with the communities we work are conducted in a respectful and consultative manner.
  • Due attention must be paid to ensuring that communities are adequately consulted and informed about ACTED programme objectives, activities, beneficiary selection criteria, and methodologies.
  • They will also be responsible with printing and delivering REACH products directly to those providing REACH with the data. This is the responsibility of every ACTED staff member.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 4 years of progressively more responsible experience in humanitarian or development organizations, preferably in a field-based position
  • Willingness and ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced field environment for extended periods of the time required
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline (social science, development) required
  • Strong skills with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Excellent experience using ODK for quantitative data collection, or the ability to rapidly master the process
  • Some experience creating ODK questionnaires, or ability to learn rapidly
  • Excellent experience hiring and managing casual laborers
  • Excellent experience guiding and managing field teams
  • Considerable experience managing field base logistics
  • Excellent experience conducting and transcribing focus group discussions
  • Positive attitude and a willingness to learn
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility
  • Prior experience working in IDP settlements an asset
  • Written and spoken fluency in English and Hausa required
  • Ability to work independently

 

Job Title: REACH Field Officer
Locations: MMC, Mafa, Bama, Pulka, Dikwa, and Ngala – Borno
Position to start: 4th quarter 2018
Contract duration: 6 months

Context / Country
The crisis in North-East Nigeria is now in its 9th year, with 1.88 million people displaced across the three states of Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa. Borno state hosts the largest proportion of these (1.4 million people). Major operations by NAF and counter offensives by AOGs have increased through the 2nd quarter of 2018, leading to the displacement of 59,567 individuals between DTM rounds 22 and 23 (April – June 2018). In Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States, Kukawa, Monguno, Mafa, Dikwa, Bama, Gwoza, Damboa, Gujba, Tarmwa, Maiha, Nusman, Song, Yola South and Fufore LGAs have all seen significant increases in the number of IDPs in accessible areas who are primarily originating from Hard to Reach (H2R) areas. While there is a considerable amount of information related to the needs and conditions of IDPs (as well as returnees and non-displaced populations, thanks in part to the ongoing efforts of REACH) in these accessible areas, despite the availability of information sources – the recently displaced populations themselves – there is an evident lack of information on populations remaining in H2R areas.

UNOCHA estimates that 820,000 individuals remain isolated in areas inaccessible to the humanitarian response and with limited access to basic services such as health care and education. Specific conditions and needs of the population in hard to reach settlements remain unknown, and population figures, well as demographic composition and status (non-displaced, IDP, returnee), are formulated with little actual knowledge of the situation.

In recognition of the urgent need for data in further areas of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, REACH intends to expand data collection in secure locations of Maiduguri, Monguno, Kukawa, Pulka, Mafa, Bama, Dikwa, Ngala, Damasak, Rann, Banki, Gwoza, Mubi and Gujuba in 2018. Through an H2R assessment approach, REACH will provide regular, reliable indicative tracking of humanitarian needs over time, to support in prioritization and identification of “hot-spot” areas witnessing a deterioration of humanitarian needs. To ensure this data is directly informing humanitarian response planning, data will be shared through formal coordination structures, such as OCHA, the OISWG, and relevant clusters, with feedback from partners used for both triangulations of gathered data as well as to inform research design and geographical targeting.

Chain of Command

Under the authority of:

  • In country: ACTED Country Director
  • In country: REACH Regional Representative
  • In country: REACH Assessment Officer
  • In country: REACH Field Manager
  • In country: REACH Senior Field Officer

Responsible for:

  • Their own activities
  • Enumerators

Working Relations
Internal Relations:

  • REACH Regional Representative
  • REACH (Senior) GIS/Assessment Officers
  • REACH (Senior) Field Officers
  • REACH Field Assistants
  • REACH Database Specialist

External Relations:

  • Local authorities
  • Functions

Summary
The REACH Field Officer shall be responsible for:

  • Data cleaning, analysis, and entry
  • Managing enumeration teams
  • Focus group discussion facilitation
  • Logistics support
  • Any other tasks need to ensure the success of the REACH mission in Nigeria

Data Cleaning, Analysis and Entry:

  • The REACH Field Officer will clean and analyze datasets given by REACH staff and collected by field teams.  They will also enter textual data into spreadsheets or databases for easier tracking and analysis, and ensure that all data they collect is properly stored onto the Dropbox server.

Managing Enumeration Teams:

  • The REACH Field Officer will lead enumeration teams of up to 10 individuals and be responsible to providing direction, logistical and technical support to the enumerators. They will also support the REACH Assessment/GIS Officer/Field Manager/Senior Field Officer as needed; they will directly manage enumeration teams and ensure key informant networks are developed and maintained.

Focus group discussion facilitation and analysis:

  • The REACH Field Officer will facilitate or co-facilitate focus group discussion in the refugee settlements and provide qualitative analysis of the results as required.

Logistics Support:

  • The REACH Field Officer will provide logistics support to the REACH Senior Field Officer by filling and tracking order forms and tracking existing and incoming REACH assets in field locations as needed.  They will also provide support in organizing movement of REACH teams to and from field locations, identifying accommodations and office space, and liaising with appropriate government authorities to ensure REACH can conduct activities as needed.

Other Tasks

  • The REACH Field Officer will participate in other, undefined tasks that are necessary to support the REACH mission in Nigeria.
  • Accountability to Communities and Beneficiaries
  • The staff member is responsible for ensuring that all relations with the communities we work are conducted in a respectful and consultative manner. Due attention must be paid to ensuring that communities are adequately consulted and informed about ACTED programme objectives, activities, beneficiary selection criteria, and methodologies.
  • This is the responsibility of every ACTED staff member.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in humanitarian or development organizations, preferably in a field-based position
  • Willingness and ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced field environment for extended periods of the time required
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline (social science, development) required
  • Strong skills with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience using ODK for quantitative data collection, or the ability to rapidly master the process
  • Experience hiring and managing casual laborers
  • Experience conducting focus group discussions, or the ability to learn rapidly
  • Positive attitude and a willingness to learn
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility
  • Prior experience working in IDP settlements an asset
  • Spoken fluency in English and Hausa required
  • Strong written skills in English and Hausa required
  • Ability to work independently

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click Here to Apply

Application Deadline 27th September, 2018.

NOTE

  • Provide contact details (name, position, email address and tel. no.) of 3 professional non-related references, whereas 1 must be for the latest employer. Please do not attach any written recommendations.
  • Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, will be considered. Please note: The position title and location must be written in the subject line of the e-mail otherwise not considered. REACH considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, colour, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.
  • Due to the large numbers of expected applicants REACH will only inform shortlisted candidates. We apologise for the inconvenience.Only short-listed applicants will be invited for written test and oral interview.

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